In true bus tradition, on a recent visit to Leith I had the opportunity to visit two such bakeries in the one go.
First up was Douglas’s, a daytime rather than all-night bakery.
Still slightly smarting from Greggs abandonment of its loyal macaroni pie consumers, I have been trying the fine approaches to that Italo-Scottish classic at many other places around the town. This was the latest one I’ve tried.Although filling was only about half way up the casing, the pie (£1) still looked pretty good as the cheery counter woman handed over the carefully bagged item.
It was really good with lovely crisp pastry and very good cheesy filling. A wee bit more of the cheesy pasta goodness and this would have been a real winner.
Having walked as I munched, I was soon at the door of Storrie’s the true home of late night bakery madness in Leith. I have been there at every imagineable hour (I think very possibly every hour segment they open) during my long and joyous association with the district.
Storrie’s has a cracking range of stuff but today my eye was taken by their bean and mash-topped scotch pie (£1.10).
The counter woman was effusively cheery and had me on my way in no time at all, with my curiously topped item in hand.
The pie pastry was suitably crisp and the mash was very nicely seasoned, with the peppery mutton at the base bringing suitable additional whatnot. The beans on the top were essentially a garnish but they brought some colour to proceedings.
So overall, I was really pleased to visit some trad bakeries serving pie goodness. Both offered enjoyable fare that really hit the spot. Next time you’re in need, give them a visit.